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Bridge incident was a false alarm

 

Scott Hunter

A corgy dog listens closely as emergency workers attend to a family member near the bridge.

All those at the scene of what could have been a horrific tragedy Saturday evening, at the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam, were greatly relieved when it wasn’t.

Viewed from the bridge, a woman on the road far below near the river was screaming the name of her teenage daughter, apparently convinced she’d fallen from the bridge.

After a passerby called 911 about 6:20, police and first responder emergency crews arrived, trying to help, assessing the situation. Searchers were watching the shoreline as far north as past Elmer City. There was talk of using an emergency medical helicopter...



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